Brian Paul Gregory, 59, returned to his heavenly home on Jan. 9, 2023. His devotion to his family and his firm belief in God supported him through difficult times and ultimately gave him peace.
Brian was born May 9, 1963 in San Francisco, California, the only child of Paul and Patricia Gregory.
He developed his lifelong passions for music and technology at an early age. Brian received his baccalaureate of science degree in electrical engineering and computer science from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1986, relocating to the Silicon Valley shortly thereafter.
Brian went on to have a nearly 40-year career in software engineering and information technology.
Brian moved to Santa Barbara in 1996. He was very active in the local business community, serving on a number of boards and being very involved in many industry and charitable organizations, including the Goleta Valley Chamber of Commerce and Santa Barbara Industrial Association.
At his leisure, Brian enjoyed history, architectural restorations, and the arts. He was very involved in the Santa Barbara Symphony League.
Brian and his family moved back to Silicon Valley in 2009, where he immersed himself in the Catholic community and was called to a greater holiness through a committed life rich in the Gospel values of faith, hope and charity.
Brian is survived by his wife Kerri; his three children Alyssa (Daniel), Colin and Leia; one grandchild Isla; and everyone who knew and loved him.
He will be remembered for his kindness, his enthusiasm for life, and his love of learning.
Brian leaves behind a legendary record collection, several fabulous antique furniture pieces, an assortment of fine spirits, a closet full of rare Hawaiian shirts, and countless treasured memories. He will be deeply missed.
Following his passing, Brian was inurned at Skylawn Memorial Park in Half Moon Bay, alongside his parents.
A joint Celebration of Life for Brian and his mother Pat, will be held 4-8 p.m. June 29 at Palm Park Beach House in Santa Barbara.
In honor of Brian Gregory’s name and in lieu of flowers, you may donate to any of the following charitable organizations in support of ministries and service for all Catholics in the surrounding community: The Carmelites at Mount St Joseph, the Diocese of San Jose, and Catholic Charities.